Carolyn Eckl Eck Math Education Endowed Scholarship
This endowed scholarship was established by Ms. Carolyn Eckl Eck. A lifelong resident of Lauderdale County, Alabama, Carolyn Eckl Eck received three degrees from this university. In 1965, she received a Bachelors’ degree with a double major in mathematics and chemistry from Florence State College; in 1974, she received a Masters’ degree in mathematics education from Florence State University; in 1978, she received an EDS degree in educational leadership from the University of North Alabama. She began a forty-two year career in public education in 1965 at Russellville High School where she taught for one year. In August, 1966, she began teaching mathematics at the newly opened Bradshaw High where she remained until 2004 when Coffee High and Bradshaw High consolidated to become Florence High School. She taught at Florence High School until 2007 when she retired. Mrs. Eck was also an adjunct professor at Northwest Shoals Community College and at the University of North Alabama. Awards and honors she received include Alabama Secondary Teacher of the Year, Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics Teaching, and Tandy Technology Scholar. Since retirement, she taught part-time for one year at Shoals Christian School. Her husband passed away in 2009 and she continues to live on the farm on which she grew up. She presently tutors students in mathematics and is involved in the lives of her five grandchildren.
Recipients of this scholarship shall be full time students who have been classified as sophomores or higher who are enrolled full-time in the University with a grade point average of 3.0 and are pursuing a degree in mathematics and secondary education with the declared intent to be become a math teacher at the secondary level.